Dr. Chapman graduated from the Physical Therapy Program at Indiana University. He earned a Master of Science degree in Education from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale and a PhD from Indiana University in Kinesiology and Developmental Psychology.
He has practiced as a physical therapist with inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric patients as well as in the acute rehabilitation setting with a focus on the management of patients with congenital and acquired neuromuscular diagnoses like Down syndrome, Spina Bifida, stroke, traumatic brain injury, ALS, and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Chapman has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to the impact the context has on movement, the developmental profiles of infants with neuromuscular conditions, the sensory consequences of movement, and on the management of pediatric athletes.
Prior to joining the faculty at St. Catherine University, Dr. Chapman served for many years as a faculty member in the physical therapy program at Indiana University. Most recently he was the Supervisor of Rehabilitation Services for Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana. Dr. Chapman currently teaches content in the area of rehabilitation, pediatrics, and neurologic physical therapy.